Kenneth Snead, Ph.D.
Kenneth Snead, Ph.D.
Position: Ph.D. Professor, Master of Accountancy Director
Address: 335 Business Administration
Dr. Snead’s research expertise is in the cost/managerial accounting area, including the behavioral implications associated with this information system. His most recent published works include "The Causes of Misapplied Capacity-Related Manufacturing Costs and Corresponding Reporting Implications: A Conceptual Perspective” (Journal of Accounting Education), and "You Should Have Seen That Volume Variance Coming" (Management Accounting Quarterly).
Dr. Snead explains, “these publications focus on the potential for misapplied capacity costs to be caused by the presence of capacity that is not explicitly planned to be used, capacity which is currently unused but in the longer term is planned to be used due to anticipated growth, and capacity that is currently unused but in the shorter term is planned to be used due to seasonality. Determining if any of these three causes are contributing to misapplied capacity costs is critical, as there are important managerial accounting and financial accounting reporting implications associated with each.”
Another recent publication titled "Attribution Theory: A Framework for Understanding Information System Success" (Journal of Systemic Practice and Action Research) employs social psychology theory to identify factors impacting user satisfaction with newly adopted information systems. Particularly noteworthy is Dr. Snead’s Ph.D. dissertation won the national award for best dissertation in the area of managerial accounting by the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.
While Dr. Snead has received numerous teaching awards, the teaching achievement Dr. Snead is proudest of is being awarded the BGSU Master Teacher Award; this is considered the highest teaching honor bestowed to University faculty.
Dr. Snead brings nine years of experience as a cost/financial analyst with Fortune 500 manufacturing firms to the classroom. Further, he has provided consulting in the cost/managerial accounting area for Owens-Illinois, Dana Corp., and for smaller businesses. Most recently, he has been sharing his expertise as the President of the Board of Trustees for Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Also, Dr. Snead has been serving as the Director of Graduate Studies in Accounting for the past five years. In this capacity, he has increased both the quality and quantity of the Master of Accountancy program’s enrollment by partnering with regional universities and by implementing creative admission protocols for international students. Dr. Snead currently holds the William Schmeltz endowed teaching professorship.
In terms of suggested reading, according to Dr. Snead “The Bible is a must read for business students, particularly the book of Proverbs. While the entire Bible deals with financial issues, its discussion in this area is concentrated in the book of Proverbs.”
As to interesting places he has visited, "I would say that touring World War II naval vessels which include an aircraft carrier (USS Yorktown), a destroyer (USS Laffey), and a battleship (USS North Carolina) represent the most interesting places I have visited. These World War II vessels are dry docked in the Carolinas and serve as a testament to the courage and sacrifice of previous generations that fought for the freedoms we currently enjoy in this country.”
1988:The University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Ph.D. Business Administration
Major area: Accounting
Minor area: Organizational Behavior
1985:The University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Master of Accountancy
1974:The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
BSBA (major in Accounting)
Academic Positions (all at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH)
Full Professor- Department of Accounting & MIS
Director of Graduate Studies in Accounting (2010 to present)
Department Chair- Department of Accounting & MIS (2001-2002; 2007-2009)
Non-Academic Positions (Professional Experiences)
President Board of Trustees- Hospice of Northwest Ohio
Product Costing Consulting- O-I, Dana Corporation, and other regional firms
Accounting Advisory Board- Owens Community College
Financial/Cost Analyst- Ashland Chemical/Oil and R.G. Barry Corporation
National Management Accounting Outstanding Dissertation Award- American Accounting Association
American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow
Beta Gamma Sigma Member
Teaching: Related Awards
Awarded the William Schmeltz endowed teaching professorship for 2013/2014, and 2014/2015
2011 & 2012 Ohio Accounting Educator of the Year Award- Nominee
2009 Senior Choice Outstanding Accounting Teacher Award (Beta Alpha Psi/AMIS Club)
2007 University Master Teacher Award (Student Alumni Connection)
2005 College of Business Faculty Excellence Award (BGSU Undergraduate Student Government)
2003 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (BGSU MBA Association)
2001 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (BGSU MBA Association)
2001 Senior Choice Outstanding Accounting Teacher Award (Beta Alpha Psi/AMIS Club)
1998 Senior Choice Outstanding Accounting Teacher Award (Beta Alpha Psi)
1995 Senior Choice Outstanding Accounting Teacher Award (Beta Alpha Psi)
1995 Co-recipient of Dean's Teaching Innovation Award
1992 College of Business Faculty Excellence Award (BGSU Undergraduate Student Government)
1991 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (BGSU MBA Association)
1990 Academic Advisor Award (BGSU College of Business)
Scholarly Activity: Selected Refereed Publications
"Attribution Theory: A Framework for Understanding Information System Success"- with S. Magal, L.
Christensen, and A. Ndede-Amadi; Journal of Systemic Practice and Action Research; 2015 (28,3) pp.
“You Should Have Seen that Volume Variance Coming”- with D. Stott and A. Garcia; Management
Accounting Quarterly; Fall, 2013 (15,1) pp.11-20.
"The Causes of Misapplied Capacity-Related Manufacturing Costs and Corresponding Reporting
Implications: A Conceptual Perspective”- with D. Stott and A. Garcia; The Journal of Accounting
Education; 2010 (28) pp. 85-102.
"Expectancy Theory as the Basis for Activity-Based Costing System Implementation by Managers”- with
W. Johnson and A. Ndede-Amadi; Advances in Management Accounting; 2005 (14), pp. 253-275.
"Attributional Biases as a Source of Conflict Between Users and Analysts in an Information System
Development Context- Hypotheses Development”- with A. Ndede-Amadi; Systemic Practice and Action
Research; 2002 (15,2) pp. 353-365.
"An Application of Expectancy Theory to Explain Manager's Intention to Use a Decision Support
System"- with A. Harrell; Decision Sciences; 1994 (4), pp. 499-513.
"Student versus Recruiter Perceptions of the Importance of Staff Auditor Performance Variables"- with R.
Kirsch and P. Leathers; Accounting Horizons; 1993 (4), pp. 58-69.
"The Role of Causal Attributions in Explaining the Link Between User Participation and Information
System Success"- with S. Magal; Information Resources Management Journal;1993 (3), pp. 8-19.
"The Impact of Psychological Factors on the Job Satisfaction of Senior Auditors"- with A. Harrell;
Behavioral Research in Accounting; 1991 (3), pp. 85-96.
"An Application of Expectancy Theory to Examine Managers' Motivation to Utilize a Decision Support
System" (invited due to dissertation award); Journal of Management Accounting Research 1991 (3), pp.